Date: Thu, 29 Feb 1996 09:30:13 -0800 From: Judy.Mingram@west.sun.com (Judy Mingram - SunSoft) Heres another tested recipe from "Diet for a Small Planet" by Frances Moore Lappe. She attributes the recipe to Jennifer Raymong the "The Best ofJennys Kitchen". I have made changes for this Fatfree list. Quoting from the recipe here: "Dont let the name (pronounced mi-jed-rah) put you off. This is a wonderful, basic food-one of the most popular dishes in the Middle East. No wonder! According to Biblical scholars, Mjeddrah is the "mess ofpottage" for which Esau sold his birthright to Jacob. When you taste its simple, hearty flavor, youll see why." Traditionally Mjeddrah is eaten by putting the lentil mixture on a plate, topping with salad materials such as lettuce, green onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, bell pepper, sprouts, and then topped with the dressing. I used pitas lined with lettuce, filled the with the cold filling, concocted a simple salsa, and drizzled the dressing on top. I really loved it the first day and three days later it tasted even better. Bring lentils and water to a boil, then reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 25 minutes. Saute onions and salt until onions are translucent (I just sprayed with Pam and cooked until browned.) Add rice and saute for another 3 minutes. Add lentils cover tightly and simmer until lentils and rice are tender, about an hour. Stir occasionally. Add more salt to taste, if necessary. Warm a pitas, cut in half, line with lettuce, spoon in the Mjeddrah, top with salsa, drizzle with dressing. This is better served cold (in my opinion) and the flavor gets better every day it sits in the fridge. I would definitely make it a day or two ahead for best flavor. FATFREE DIGEST V96 #62 From the Fatfree Vegetarian recipe list. Downloaded from Glens MM Recipe Archive, G Internet.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (159g)|
|Recipe Makes: 8 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 6 (8%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 0.7g||1 %|
|Saturated Fat 0.1g||1 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0.2g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.3g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 15.9mg||1 %|
|Potassium 164.9mg||4 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 16.6g||5 %|
|Dietary Fiber 1.5g||6 %|
|Sugars, other 15.2g|
|Protein 2.2g||3 %|
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Calories per serving: 79
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